Sunday, July 15, 2012

And the Adventures Begin

This weekend has been way fun! We absolutely love Texas! Everyone has been so friendly and welcoming to us. Colin and I moved into our loft on Thursday. We hired two movers to come help us take all of our stuff up to the THIRD floor. I don’t want to complain too much…but walking up and down stairs with your hands full in 96° weather is not my favorite. I was so grateful for the movers help!

On Friday morning, we had lots of errands to run, but we took some time out to walk around Las Colinas. I must say, we did a dang good job picking our location! Las Colinas is absolutely gorgeous! We walked along the path that lines the lake we live on and were just in awe that we actually live in this place. The weather and the beautiful scenery makes us feel like were in Mexico on vacation, haha! The highlight of my day though was receiving my FIRST bouquet of EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS!!!!!! Hooray! Mom and Dad Kilgore sent us a delicious arrangement of fruit. It was so thoughtful of them…. I cried I was so happy and missed our family so much.

After we picked out all the fruit, I told Colin that I was going to use the rest of it to make the salad for dinner.  He was really excited. 

Saturday was a very exciting day. Colin took me into Downtown Dallas to go exploring. We walked through the streets and found so many cool places that we want to visit each weekend while he’s home. Colin also found a cool place for us to eat; it’s called Good 2 Go Tacos. INCREDIBLE! I’m a taco freak, and I can easily say these were the best tacos I’ve ever had (yes, even better than Chipotle!) 

We got the Paris, TX, (featured on Food Network), the Hotlanta, and the Spring Chicken. The idea of the restaurant is to put crazy, unconventional stuff into tacos and make it a knockout. We decided that we will be taking everyone to this restaurant when they come to visit, so……COME VISIT US!!! Heres some pictures of our day in Dallas :) 
You know its hot when Cacti are all around the streets!
Kennedy Memorial
Eating our first meal on our kitchen bar.

Today we attended our new ward in Irving. WE LOVE IT! We were swarmed with people welcoming us to the ward and making us feel at home. There are a lot of young couples there that are going through med school, which made us feel like we were immediate friends!
There's so much more I want to share with ya'll so keep an eye out. 

We miss you all and love you tons :)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

We Should Get Jerseys, Cuz We Make a Good Team

We made it to Texas! And man, is it HOT! Colin and I had such a fun adventure getting to our new home :)

On Day 1 we drove from North Ogden to Denver, Colorado. Colin was so excited when he finally got the hang of driving such a heavy load. He now refers to himself as The King of The Road and has even considered giving up his job to become a trucker. Not sure how I feel about that yet ;)

Like usual, I made myself sick from being so emotional/stressed about our move. My poor little body just cant handle it, haha. I've had a really sore throat and I'm completed congested. The morning we left for Kansas I had to get some herbal tea for my throat, while sucking on ColdEze 24/7. So so happy I have my fantastic husband to take care of me!

Day 2 was full of more driving from Denver to Wichita, Kansas. All I can say was that it was a whole lot of hours staring at a whole lot of nothing. Good thing we had each other to stay entertained! We sang really loud to Tim McGraw and Whitney Housten. It was really hard figuring out why the heck that place is called America's Heartland :)

Although Kansas was boring (sorry Aunt Sue), the food was deeeeeelicious! For dinner, Colin and I went to Hog Wild BBQ. I can definitely get used to the BBQ out here. Holy smokes. The meat is super tender and the Texas Toast is dang buttery and fluffy :) Colin was in heaven!

We were SO excited to wake up on Day 3 (today) knowing we would finally get to Texas. Our first stop in Dallas was Nordstrom to get Colin's new work pants tailored. We couldn't find anywhere to park our huge truck and trailer at the mall :( In the end, we parked in a fire lane and prayed we wouldn't get a ticket during our first 20 minutes in Dallas. I stayed behind to babysit the truck, while the Texas heat pretty much cooked me well-done. Where we parked was a narrow cul-de-sac that already had a motor home parked in it. So the only way out was to do a 37-point turn. When Colin came and started the car, some random lady ran over and insisted that she help us. She jumped into the drivers seat and got us out in only a 5-point turn! I am already LOVING the people in Dallas :) A big thank you to her for making us feel welcome!

Tomorrow is the big day...we're moving into our apartment...woo!! (There will be inside pictures to come) Stay tuned! 

 Thanks for all of your thoughts and prayers during our travel. We appreciate all of your love and support!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

a new chapter in our story

Well, since it is past midnight, today is MOVING DAY!! Colin and I are leaving Utah and starting our new adventure in Dallas, Texas. We've known this day would come for a long time...i just can't believe its already here! holy smokes. 

Tonight we had an awesome going away party... courtesy of my mamma jo. All of our close family and friends came to hang out with us one last time before we move to the Salsa State (my new nickname for Texas ever since I found out that salsa is the state food) Saying goodbye to everyone was so emotional for me! Its going to be really hard to live so far from my family :/ But I am very grateful that I got to spend time with all the people I love will miss so dearly! 

This blog is going to map out our many adventures in Dallas :) So stay tuned....because there will be lots of EXCITING stuff going on!